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Christmas Wishlist for Runners

With  Christmas fast approaching I decided to put together a list of ideas for the runner on your list.  Here are some of my suggestions:

  • Books are a great idea. There are many good books on running out there. Here is a list of suggestions I put together, some I have already read and others that I want to read.  You could also get them a subscription to their favourite running magazine like Canadian Running or Runner’s World.
  • Energy bars and gels make for great stocking stuffers since runners are always looking for carbs to fuel their runs. I like GU Roctane gels and Clif Bars. If you are looking to get them something different check out these new gel options made with maple syrup – Endurance Tap and Untapped.
  • With winter approaching wamr gear is a must in many places now. If you know a runner like me who is often misplacing them gloves are a great option. You can find several options here.
  • Injury prevention and recovery are very important for runners. I have the following items that have been very useful in helping me recover from long runs and precent injury – a foam roller, a Pro-Tec Roller Massager which is great for calf muscles and  a Prostretch Plus which is useful for stretching tight hamstrings and calf muscles.
  • Finally, if you are out of other ideas a race entry. Whether it is a local race or an out of town race in a location you want to visit a race entry would be appreciated by any runner on your list.

That is just a short list for now. i may add to it if I think of anything else to add as Christmas approaches.

What would be on your wishlist?

Valentine’s Day Prize

A couple weeks ago I ended up winning the #runchat Valentine’s Day top 10 contest. The prize included some GU products along with a Road ID gift card.

My prize pack came in the mail yesterday and I must say I was quite impressed with the amount of samples I received. Overall I ended up with 18 GU gels, 5 packs of GU Roctane energy drink, 4 packs of GU chomps, one pack of GU Brew recovery drink and one container of GU Brew electrolyte tablets.

With this stash I won’t have to buy any drink mixes or gels for a bit. I also have not tried most of these products before so I am excited to give them a try and may even post a review or two on here later on.

The RoadID gift card was a nice addition as well. I made quick work of that last night.